Info Bulletin : 11-29-2017


UNIT 1 OHAP UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND CALL THE UNION HALL OR HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. You must file for unemployment online at or call your processing center. If your week ending date is not available online or via phone, call your processing center and ask a LIVE PERSON to file it for you. ODJFS business hours are 8:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday, except holidays.

B CREW (NIGHT SHIFT): You will be laid off for TWO (2) WEEKS using Mass Layoff # 1700646. Your last day worked (for unemployment purposes) will be 12/01/2017 and your return to work date will be 12/18/2017. You will call to file or file online a total of THREE (3) times: On Sunday, 12/03/2017, you will reopen or file an additional claim. On Sunday, 12/10/2017, you will claim week ending 12/09/2017. On Sunday, 12/17/2017, you will claim week ending 12/16/2017.

If you do not make application and file your claim correctly and within the ODJFS’s defined time period, they will not pay your benefit for the layoff week(s). Appeals for failing to file timely are seldom won and we want to be sure everyone is paid their due benefit. Full details and instructions from the ODJFS are available in human resources and at the union hall. The ODJFS instructions will also be posted on our website at

WAITING WEEK INFORMATION: Unit 1 OHAP members who were on layoff status and serving their waiting week will be denied unemployment. You must go to the ODJFS web site and print your unemployment benefit payment documents showing ZERO amount paid as well as the document under the “Claim Details” section, “View Claim Summary/Payment History” that shows “WW Served” as the most current status and take them to Human Resources to sign up for your SUB pay. If you aren’t able to print your paystub showing ZERO AMOUNT PAID, print ANYTHING from the ODJFS with your Social Security number on it and use that instead. Signing up for SUB this time will start your auto SUB for one year in the event of future layoffs.

Members on TLO who have exhausted their unemployment benefits must do the following: 1) Once logged into the ODJFS web page, print the MAIN PAGE, which states that “No weekly claims can currently be filed. You have exhausted your total benefits payable.” 2) Go to the VIEW CLAIM SUMMARY/PAYMENT SUMMARY PAGE and print that out. 3) Go to VIEW DETERMINATION NOTICES and print out your last paystub. 4) Take all THREE (3) pages to Labor Relations and you will be able to sign up for SUB pay. The company has agreed to allow you to sign SUB cards for the remainder of the month, so you won’t have to take the paperwork in every week. In other words, you will only be required to bring this information once a month instead of weekly. If you have any questions/concerns, please call President Bill Samples at 440.934.3151, extension 1.

OHAP uNIT 1 Christmas / New Year paid holidays: Ohio Assembly Plant will shut down for the Christmas holiday period on Friday, December 22nd (at the completion of the 3rd shift) and will not resume normal production until Tuesday, January 2nd. It is important that you understand the general eligibility rules on Christmas holiday pay:

A seniority employee absent without excuse on either the last scheduled working day prior to or the next scheduled working day after the Christmas holiday period shall be ineligible for one of the holidays for which he/she would otherwise be eligible in the holiday period.

If an eligible employee misses both the scheduled day before and the scheduled day after, he/she will not be eligible for any Christmas holiday pay. Seniority employees who have gone on sick leave during the workweek prior to or during the workweek in which the holiday(s) falls shall receive pay for such holiday period. A seniority employee who is on sick leave when the holiday(s) occurs, who would return to work following the holiday(s), but during the week in which the holiday(s) falls, shall receive pay for such holiday(s).

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Due to membership action at the November General Membership Meeting, December’s General Membership Meeting is canceled. The next General Membership Meeting is Sunday, January 14th at 2:30 PM at UAW Local 2000, 3151 Abbe Road, Sheffield Village. Please attend and be informed.

             Bill Samples, President                                              Herb Bennett, Chairperson Unit 1